Southampton have agreed a deal to sign Werder Bremen winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season.
The Netherlands international will join on 3 January and the transfer is likely to become permanent in the summer.
Saints want the 27-year-old because and Sadio Mane is going to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Speaking before the move was confirmed, Saints boss Ronald Koeman said: "He will be a good option."
Ex-FC Twente and Hamburg man Elia made 33 appearances for Bremen last season.
He has 27 international caps and was part of his country's 2010 World Cup squad.